despite my best efforts I have been unable to load up any photos (Erica - help!) ... lets see if I can paint a picture with words...
On Friday I went to Brisbane for the day, to visit the inaugural Textile Arts Festival. I met Mum there and we had sooo much fun. To say I am overstimulated is a total understatement. What a day! There was such an abundance of fibres, threads and yarns (and not a bit of paper or craft glue in sight!). I came away with my head buzzing, and it still is.
Lorraine (mummy) and I met with some of duQ's dear friends - Dale Rollerson, Celice Whatman, Dijanne Cevaal, Kate Oszko, Roz Ward, Sue Dennis, Sharyn Hall, OMG and so many more - pls forgive me if I missed your name. And we made some new friends - hello Stacey from Peppermint Stitches - what a clever girl she is - and what great taste in fabrics and fibres. I purchased a quilt kit from Stacey - the first one for almost nine years (and, if you must know - I have not finished the first one yet!) This one will be different, it is for my yet-to-arrive grandbaby.
Congrats to the team at Expertise Events who put on the festival - this is just what Australia needed, and they did a fabulous job of pulling together a wonderful mix of fibres, threads and yarns. My favourites on the day were pincushions, handmade felt, recycled art, Zac's felt capes and the Bernina challenge pieces. There was heaps more, tune in to duQ's September issue for a full review and a feast of photos (good thing I know how to get photos into the magazine!)
stay happy, stay stitching xx